BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announces 449 student-athletes earned 2019 ACWPC Men’s All-Academic recognition.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete’s head coach must be a member of the ACWPC, while the athlete must attain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. Divided into three teams based on cumulative grade point average (GPA), 136 athletes garnered Outstanding (4.00-3.71), 171 Superior (3.70-3.41) and 142 Excellent (3.40-3.20) recognition from 48 teams.
Further, a total of 34 schools posted Team Honors for achieving GPAs over 3.0 with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3.64) leading the way. Brown University (3.56), the California Institute of Technology (3.53), Salem University (3.49), Harvard University (3.48), Wagner College (3.46), Johns Hopkins University (3.45), California Baptist University (3.43), University of California-Irvine (3.41), Stanford University (3.38), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (3.35), Iona College (3.34), Princeton University (3.34), San Jose State University (3.32), Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (3.3), the University of California-Los Angeles (3.27), Connecticut College (3.23), Mercyhurst University (3.2), Fordham University (3.18), Saint Francis College Brooklyn (3.14), Bucknell University (3.14), George Washington University (3.13), University of California-Santa Barbara (3.12), Occidental College (3.12), University of La Verne (3.10), University of California (3.08), Chapman University (3.07), Austin College (3.06), California Lutheran University (3.06), Concordia University (3.06), Santa Clara University (3.04), the United States Naval Academy (3.02), University of Redlands (3.02) and Whittier College (3.02) also exceeding the 3.0 mark.
“This is an amazing list not only of focused student athletes but great young men,” stated Brown head coach and ACWPC President Felix Mercado. “To have 34 out of 49 schools achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better is something that should be celebrated by a sport that truly values academics. I know that this list will continue to grow not only by athletes but by programs as well.”